Orea Brewer V3 Basalt Matte Black
Orea Brewer V3 Basalt Matte Black (Limited Edition) is now in limited stock in Australia. Free Australia-wide shipping.
Limited Edition | Competition Series
This limited edition release was born through material experimentation. It is identical to the original OREA Brewer V3, apart from the material it is made with. The original V3 uses a Polyamide called Trogamid, while this edition uses a Polycarbonate. Polycarbonate has a few different properties from Trogamid. It is a little heavier and perhaps feels more 'premium' as a result. This variant also has a satin matte finish, while the original V3 Brewer was glossy. The finish does not impact performance in any way.
The Orea Brewer combines a fast flow rate, consistency, superior thermal properties, packability, durability, recycled materials and unapologetic beauty. The patented ring design ensures faster flow & unrivalled consistency. Explore a wider range of brewing styles, from just above espresso grind to coarse grind.
Brewer (Large 185) Specs
- Brew size: 1-2 Cup to fit Kalita 185 filters
- Material: Food-safe Polycarbonate
- Dimension: 7.2cm high x 9.1cm diameter
- Weight: 60g
- Each piece is unique with artisanal process
- 100% post-consumer recycled plastic sourced and made in UK
- Dimension: 10.4cm wide
- Weight: 12g
The best 'wave' shape filters for the Orea Brewer are the Kalita Wave (185 or 155) filters. Kalita Wave filters are widely available. You can use any other 155 or 185 size 'wave' shaped filter, but recipes and performance may differ.
Orea wanted to have a universal mount for accessories and to have the opportunity to explore other materials. Structurally, it makes everything cleaner and simpler too. Orea is exploring other accessories that can click into this ring to open up new use cases. It also opens up the opportunity for personalisation - change up the base, match your style and evolve the brewer. Orea also hopes this will lead to less waste, as there is potential to upgrade individual components as it release new versions, rather than buying an entire new product.
The Orea ring design
The Orea Brewer is quite unique in being a flat bottom brewer with a true flat bottom - there are no prongs or grooves to hold the filter paper up. Instead of this, we use a wide ring design that covers the full bed. We found that this gives much better consistency in flow rate and less channeling. There are just less factors at play - the paper sits consistently in the brewer each time. With less variables, you have more consistency.
The ring design also ensures a faster flow rate as there is less restriction for coffee traveling our of the coffee bed. Faster flow rates ensure we can grind finer, without risk of 'choke'. This helps us extract more flavour and depth from the same coffee. Grinders are also better and more consistent at finer grind settings, so it's a win-win.
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